STORYCAST / Miracle Boy

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Episode notes

On 26th December 2004, one of the deadliest disasters in modern history played out when a Tsunami led to almost 230,000 deaths in south east Asia. Amid the devastation, a Sky News camera crew discover an 8-year-old boy. Their subsequent report is seen by Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese footballer, known to many as the greatest player of his generation, but less so for his role in this remarkable survival story.

Miracle Boy was written, recorded and produced by Robert Mulhern
Additional recordings, photos and video, Fira Isrofillah
Special thanks to this episodes contributors, Martunis, Phil Hooper (Sky News Camera Operator) Martin Vowles (Sky News Security Advisor), and Donncha Brady (Martunis as a child)
Digital, Tom Gillespie
Sound Design, Robert Mulhern
Sky News Head of Radio, Dave Terris
TV treatment, Victoria Hudson-Grant
TV output editor, Emily Deeker
Archive, Simon Windsor
Social media, Chris Scott
Graphics and design, Brian Gillingham
Press and marketing, Alexandra Horton